Administration Welcome Message

Ms. DeLockery (left) and Mrs. Chmura (right)

Welcome to Emerson Elementary School, the home of the Eagles!

At Emerson Elementary School, our mission is to foster a safe, respectful environment where students are empowered to take academic risks.  To establish this environment, our incredible staff works to build communities within our school and classrooms using Positive Behavior Intervention Systems (PBIS), monthly executive functioning themes to build students' skills, and frequent activities and celebrations to build relationships.  Our goal is that every person who walks through our doors feels they belong and looks forward to coming to school each day.  

The staff and I are grateful for our supportive and involved parents and hope you will join us in the collaborative effort of encouraging our students to persevere through challenges, instill a love of learning, and have a growth mindset!

Emerson continues to be a warm, close-knit neighborhood school for the Elmhurst, IL community. I feel fortunate to be a part of the Emerson family, and honored to be the principal of such an amazing place!

I wish you a fantastic school year! If I can be of assistance in any way, please do not hesitate to contact me.  My door is always open, and I can be reached at or 630-993-6607.

Ms. Sheleen DeLockery, Principal

Hello to all my wonderful Eagle families!  On behalf of our faculty and staff, I am delighted to welcome you to the start of the 2023-2024 school year here at Emerson Elementary.  I am excited to embark on this journey alongside you and am so honored to officially be part of our Eagle Family full time this year.

At Emerson, we believe in fostering an inclusive environment where every child can grow academically, socially, and emotionally.  Our dedicated team of teachers and staff are committed to providing this type of high-quality education in order to support the growth of the whole child.

As your Assistant Principal, I am here to join you in your child's academic journey.  It truly takes a village, and at Emerson, we are a family committed to the success of every single child.  I will be working closely with our Principal, Ms. DeLockery, as well as our teachers and staff to ensure your students receive the individual tools they need to be successful both academically and socially-emotionally.  Let us embrace this new school year together with excitement, curiosity, and a commitment to partner in your child's education in a collaborative effort.  I look forward to meeting our newest Eagle Families and also seeing some friendly familiar faces again.  Wishing you a year filled with infinite amounts of kindness, growth, and new opportunities!

We are Eagles, and we soar to great heights!

Mrs. Jessica Chmura, Assistant Principal